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heard of the affair to- day, premising that I have no idea that it is correct in every particular. It can be compared with other statements which the reader will probably find in this same paper, and then he can draw his own conclusions. Gen. Evans fell back to Goose Creek on Saturday, and on Monday morning the Federals commenced crossing in boats, and at once advanced towards, the town. The distance from Leesburg to the river, I am told, is about three miles, and before the enemy had re was opened upon every boat. None of the prisoners seem to know the object of the expedition. Some think that a general advance was contemplated, and such blame McDowell for not supporting them.--My own opinion is, that the enemy supposed Gen. Evans had withdrawn his forces, and that Leesburg could be easily occupied and fortified. By holding it they have the control of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. The statement that six pieces of artillery was captured was The prisoners in the
The Daily Dispatch: October 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia.--a Proclamation. (search)
The battle of Leesburg--position of the forces. --The Casualties on Both Sides. The recent victory of Gen. Evans over the enemy near Leesburg continues the prominent topic of conversation, and every new fact or incident is received with thting information connected with the battle gathered from soldiers who participated. It appears that a report reached General Evans that the Federals were crossing the river at Edwards's Ferry on Monday morning, and the 13th Mississippi regiment wasly ascertained, since a dispatch was received yesterday by President Davis from Gen. Beauregard, based on a report from Gen. Evans, in which the Confederate loss is stated at 27 killed and 120 wounded. The Federal loss is set down by same high authore have no doubt of the entire accuracy of this information. As we stated yesterday there is no truth in the rumor that Gen. Evans has fallen back from Leesburg, though it seems to be the general impression that the enemy crossed the river subsequent
The Daily Dispatch: October 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia.--a Proclamation. (search)
of the latter and threw them into confusion, when shortly afterwards the rout became complete. General Beauregard highly compliments General — then Colonel — Evans, (commanding a brigade)--and now the hero of Leesburg — for the extraordinary military aptitude and great gallantry he displayed in his movement from Stone Bridge, to Sudley's Ford after receiving the enemy's first onset at Stone Bridge. General Evans had only about one thousand men, but divining at the enemy's movement was a concentric one, and that his columns had gone through the woods to the left, and would attempt to cross at Sudley's Ford, he left at Stone Bridge four hundred men, and tering confidence in troops which were as worthy of their chivalric Commander as he was to lead so noble, so brave, and so high minded an army. The victory of General Evans, at Leesburg, has added new lustre to our arms. All honor to the unconquerable spirit of the Mississippi and Virginia troops, whose achievement has infused ne<